April was a great month for Ridden Word. We had the chance to give away over a dozen bikes throughout our county and with each bike we gave away a Bible! Most of the bikes continue to go towards adults that currently have no mode of transportation. We had a neat opportunity during April. We were able to provide two bicycles to a local church in Foley who took them to Mobile. They spent a Saturday on the streets loving on homeless people in downtown Mobile and while they were there, they found two people to bless with bicycles! If you or your church is ever doing an outreach in our community and would like RW bicycles to distribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a way to have you some bicycles ready for your mission.
During April we had a youth group from Jubilee Baptist church join us at the shop for a great work day. It is always exciting to have new volunteers at the shop and build new relationships. We also began painting on the expansion! We have started on the outside of the building, so if you drive by Ridden Word, make sure to look at the new paint! Thank you so much for everyone who made it to a work night or small group this month. We were able to get a lot accomplished together and made some great memories. If you did not have a chance, please make some time and come spend an evening with us. We promise you will have a blast!
As many of you have already heard, Ridden Word will be holding it's 3rd fundraising golf tournament on June 15th. The tournament will be held at Soldier's Creek in Elberta at 9am. It will be a 4 person team, best ball scramble format with a shotgun start. Entry fee is $75 per person. Lunch will be provided, as well as range balls, and we will have cookies after completion while we hand out awards and door prizes. No skill is required for this event, only a person wanting to have a good time and enjoy the outdoors. If you have no interest in golf and would still like to help, you can! Hole sponsorships are available for individuals and businesses for $50 per hole. Upon request, we will place a sign at the hole's t-box advertising the business, recognizing the person, or even showing in memory of. All proceeds will go towards the renovation of our addition at the shop. It will cost us around four thousand dollars to renovate the building to fit our needs and we really think we can raise this money through this golf tournament. Please help spread the news and let us know how you can help.
As we continue this new year, we have a few specific needs that we need met. With the expansion, our monthly bills will increase and we trust God in providing people who can commit to supporting us monthly. God is able to use anything given, with a willing heart, to grow and continue to bless this ministry and the people in Baldwin County. We are a 501-C 3 organization, so your donations will be tax deductible.
As in every month, we are constantly looking for more volunteers and work groups. We have 12 bikes that have been requested already for the month of May! If that trend holds, we will not slow down anytime soon. Every Tuesday and Thursday night we have a work night at the shop in Robertsdale. And on Wednesdays we now have a small group time that we study and work together. If you are a regular volunteer, thank you so much... please continue to serve with us. If you have not made it, please make time and come see what it is all about. If you have any open dates available, or if you know a group that would like to schedule a work night other than a Tuesday or Thursday, please CONTACT US! We could use the help! |Want to make a Donation?|
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